1. THE LIBRETTIST OF VENICE

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lively biography of the Italian librettist of Mozart's three most famous operas emphasizes his restless desire for distinction. Lively biography of the Italian librettist of Mozart's three most famous operas emphasizes his restless desire for distinction. Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838…

  2. The Arcade Fire Aims High On 'Neon Bible'

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arcade Fire takes it sound to new and exciting places on its slavishly anticipated new album, "Neon Bible," which, as previously reported, is due March 6 via Merge. The 11-track set was primarily The Arcade Fire takes it sound to new and exciting places on its slavishly…

  3. Britney Coming Back 'Bigger And Better' In 2007

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST After filing for divorce from husband Kevin Federline and hitting the party circuit in grand fashion in recent months, Britney Spears is ready to come back "bigger and better than ever." The artist to After filing for divorce from husband Kevin Federline and hitting the party…

  4. The Shins Plot New Album Promo Blitz

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Shins have unveiled the first leg of their tour in support of their upcoming Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away." The trek will begin Feb. 8 in Minneapolis and continue through Feb. 25 in Lond The Shins have unveiled the first leg of their tour in support of their upcoming…

  5. Anastasio Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Phish principal Trey Anastasio made a surprise court appearance yesterday (Jan. 3) in Whitehall, N.Y., pleading not guilty to a drug possession charge that a prosecutor said could be bumped up to a fe Phish principal Trey Anastasio made a surprise court appearance yesterday (Jan. 3) in…

  6. Calexico

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST My nephews, Jack and Chase are there to help blow out the candles on the cake. My Mom and Dad sing me a song in honor of the birthday. They are sweet. My face goes red and I sink into my sweater as my Los Angeles, CA Dec 5, 2006 Hotel Cafe We start the day early and hit the road at 8am. I…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Country Music Hall of Fame member Kitty Wells, 81, and her husband, Johnny Wright, 86, perform their farewell show in Nashville. Appearing at the Nashville Night Life Club, they entertai 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  8. No Stopping Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' On Hot 100

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues to reign as the dominant song of December, as it moves into a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track is also No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs fo Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues to reign as the dominant…

  9. Calexico

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just outside of Benson, Ariz., on I-10 we see a similar van and trailer pass us on the left. It's gotta be a band van, there's even a fake tennis ball stuck into a cracked windshield. Sh*t, it's Annua Tucson, Ariz., December 2, 2006 Rialto Theatre Benefit Concert for KXCI…

  10. Beyonce Begins Third Week Atop The Hot 100

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth. The track had been Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Tony Bennett is rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett is just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President and Mrs. Clinton wh 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  12. 51OnTV

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 18-24, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Martina McBride (also scheduled: Sylvester Stallone). "106 & Park," BET Featured artist(s): Bow Wow, Nas, Trick Daddy. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,…

  13. Metric Leaning Mellower With New Songs

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock act Metric has started work on its follow-up to 2005's "Live It Out," and some changes may be afoot, according to singe/-keyboardist Emily Haines. Canadian rock act Metric has started work on its follow-up to 2005's "Live It Out," and some changes…

  14. Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' Secures Second Week At No. 1

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 C Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  16. Chart Beat

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first top 10 hit on The Billboard Hot 100 as a…

  17. Beyonce 'Irreplaceable' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two-week reign of Akon's "I Wanna Love You" at the summit on the Hot 100, becoming the superstar's fourth No. 1 as a solo artist. In its seventh week on the chart, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two…

  18. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cent, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, Cashis. "…

  19. Done With Touring, Pollard Preps Seven New Albums

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robert Pollard is saying adios to the touring life, but if anything, the decision will give him even more time to devote to his myriad music projects. Pollard canceled the last three shows of his rece Robert Pollard is saying adios to the touring life, but if anything, the decision will give…

  20. Chart Beat

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Dean Martin, several American Idols, Johnny Cash and more! HIS SECOND COUNTRY SONG: Dean Martin had pop hits when he covered Stuart Hamblen's No. 2 country tune from 1950, "(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You" and Hank Locklin's No. 5 country song…

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